Controversial guest Heather Marulli (@FixedAirHeather) is back! She adjudicates a Twitter conflict between Isaac and Charles and then listens to the debut of an Isaac-made sound clip. Charles was in the middle of Dave Cullen's book Columbine when the Parkland shooting happened and that serves as a springboard for a discussion about school massacres. Why are they happening? Why is it always the same type of killer? What can be done? Also discussed: the difference between a classic narcissist and a malignant narcissist, the regression to the mean, and why Isaac claims he can't tell if men are handsome. Special bonus! Catch Charles once again appearing on Heather's podcast while thoroughly criticizing it and her: https://soundcloud.com/heather-marulli/the-prodigal-son-returns-charles-disney-continues-to-give-me-a-hard-time
Note: the most recent edition of Dave Cullen's Columbine retracts the claim that Eric Harris was intimate with a 23 year old woman so some of this episode's dialogue on that topic is incorrect.
Just when we thought we were out, he pulls us back in! Isaac has disavowed Trump but not necessarily Trumpism, and he provides a list of Trump policy achievements to Charles as well as listener favorite Dan D'Aprile and special guest Unpopular Opinion's Adam Tod Brown. These include eradicating third party payments, dealing with Salvadorean refugees, and getting rid of gender reassignment surgeries in the military? Isaac makes a strong and compelling case and everyone is on his side. Just kidding! Also discussed: the decline of mail bombs, where the money is in solar, and a special appearance by black on black crime!
A little bit of housekeeping today as Charles and Isaac wonder why they have so many episode downloads in the Netherlands. Dutch listeners: get in touch! (email@example.com) Also discussed: people who live in the Pacific Northwest as well as our recent episode with Erik Escobar. Then Isaac introduces his new Web 3.0 media company Vandal Press (https://medium.com/vandal-press), which is pioneering the practice of peer to peer micropayments for content creators and removing corporate middlemen who gobble up all the proceeds. An episode for people who want to feel like they're in a business meeting!
Part 2 of a political trilogy with returning guests Seth Goldsmith and Joe Aprill! This week is all about elections over the next two years: will the SJW crowd vote for a white president? Is the "SJW crowd" even a thing, or just a part of the fevered imagination of the right? Also discussed: whither Steve Bannon, the lunatic Teddy Roosevelt, predictions for 2018 elections, and nuclear near-accidents.
Seth Goldsmith (@InfiniteSeth) and Joe Aprill are back to join Charles in witnessing Isaac make a shocking announcement, one that has serious repercussions for the podcast! Then it's on to the politics of the moment: Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, the new tax law, and who would be the best Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Also, for some reason the 2016 election returns as the Bernie Bros are slammed and Zombie Hillary Clinton returns from the dead to eat the brains of the right.
This week's topic: the most controversial and divisive film of the year! Pro-Last Jedi guests Seth Goldsmith and Joe Aprill argue the merits of The Last Jedi against haters Isaac and Charles, although soon the battle lines are not so clearly drawn. Also discussed are whether the prequels were racist, why people arguing about space movies always resort to physics arguments, and the age at which you first saw Star Wars determining whether you care about it or not. Furthermore, would John McClane have voted for Trump and why hasn't Michael Bay been hit by the Weinstein Effect?
The show shares some listener mail about the recent Conner Habib episode, including the accusation from previous guest Evan Williams that Charles was hitting on Conner, which Charles denies. Then Isaac and Charles decide on the appropriate anti-Semitism warning sound for the show. Send in your own clips! Speaking of Jews, Isaac and Charles differ on the appropriate displays of holiday accoutrements. On the crutch word front, Isaac tries to reduce his use of the word "but" with little success and Charles brags about stopping himself from saying "you know" while unfortunately uttering it numerous times.
A few minutes of fresh, topical content with guests Seth Goldsmith and Joe Aprill. The Babe Magazine article on Aziz Ansari's possibly bad behavior is out and our panel of dudes investigates! Was it sexual misconduct or just a bad date? Also, what is going on with the fingers in mouth thing? Also covered is Aziz's TV show Master of None and whether his character should be seen so sympathetically. This episode will assuredly age well.
Inspired by a Reddit thread, Isaac has been planning an episode about great acting scenes in movies. Unfortunately, this week's guest is comedian Erik Escobar, who constantly derails the conversation to make bad puns and discuss wrestling. Meanwhile, Charles debuts his new soundboard featuring multiple clips of Isaac's crutch words and laughter. Isaac attempts to conduct a serious episode featuring good acting scenes from There Will Be Blood and Magnolia while Erik giggles hysterically at clips from Tommy Wiseau's Wi-Show. This is probably our greatest/most annoying episode ever.